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Someone pointed out that there wasn’t enough NZ love on this blog. In case you missed last week’s spoiler, we’re teaming up with NZ mega-blog Under The Radar who’ll be bringing you a Kiwi band every week for your ears.

This week, UTR’s Courtney Sanders talks HDSPNS:



HDSPNS (pronounced HDSPNS) are a four piece who have been playing the shit out of Auckland recently, mainly because they’re that rare breed of creature: an incredibly hard working band. They released a five track album – the EAI EP, late last year and it represents the sound they have been honing nicely: driving post punk heavily influenced by the glitchy maths-rock of Battles, Foals and Liars.

‘Total Clarity’ is the single from the aforementioned EP and I’m bobbing up and down to it on my clinical office chair while I write this because that is what it does to me / everyone. Relentless, icy drumming compliments the lyrics nicely. Sitting high in the mix they’re like a monotonic call to arms and arguably the track’s centre point. HDSPNS are due to release an proper album this year and I’m look forward to a full-length rhythm zone-out at work…

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